by Lydia R. Diamond
directed by Jim Petosa
mainstage theater
APR 22-MAY 14/2017

A humorous and introspective Boston-area premiere, The Gift Horse follows Ruth, a successful teacher and artist, whose quick and easy wit masks a painful childhood. With the support of her best friend Ernesto and therapist Brian she finally confronts her tumultuous past in a play infused with nationally-acclaimed playwright Lydia R. Diamond’s distinctive voice.

Read the interview with playwright Lydia R. Diamond in The MetroWest Daily News! 



hearingloopThis production is Hearing Loop-enabled.

The MainStage Theater is equipped with a Tele-Coil Loop System. Patrons with hearing aids and cochlear implants can set their devices to “T-Coil” to take advantage of the assistive listening system. Patrons wishing for assistive listening devices may pick up a headset from the Box Office upon arrival at the theater. Click here to learn more.


Running Time: 2 hrs 15 mins

Regular Singing   /   Good   /   Fiddler on the Roof   /   Thurgood
Brecht on Brecht   /   Golda’s Balcony   /   The Gift Horse

“Skillfully staged and well-acted… [a] blend of comedy and tenderness… whatever the adage about free equine offerings, THE GIFT HORSE is well worth a look.”

- The ARTery

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Press Release: THE GIFT HORSE

Against All Odds: Surviving and Living in Extremes
Sunday April 23 following 4pm matinee

Free and open to the public! Email to reserve your complimentary spot!

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The following performances are followed by a talkback discussion with members of the cast and New Rep staff:

Sunday 4/30, 2pm
Saturday 5/6, 8pm
Sunday 5/7, 2pm
Thursday 5/11, 2pm
Saturday 5/13, 3pm
Sunday 5/14, 2pm